This animal will never be seen again, and that is Humanity’s fault.
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the death of the last known Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger. Adding insult to injury this specimen died from neglect, it was left of its protected shelter on a day with a blistering high temperature and a freezing night…
This footage is one of seven, each under a minute, films we have of Thylacines. Outside of taxidermied specimens and skeletons it is all that is left of it (you can see the rest here)
This is the part where I’m supposed to get all indignant and self-righteous and talk about how humans are wrecking shit up and berate you, the reader, to be better. But, today I’m just going to let the footage “speak” for itself.